Train Your Brain To Think Positively

African American woman open arms thankfulThere are a lot of us who tend to think negatively automatically. We cannot escape someone’s critiques while completely ignoring compliments. Dr. Loretta Graziano Breuning who is the author of The Science of Positivity: Stop Negative Thought Patterns by Changing Your Brain Chemistry addresses this.

 Dr. Graziano Breuning sheds light on not only how habitual thinking negatively develops, but also how we can retrain ourselves to surpass the negativity. Ultimately, the goal, as she puts it, is to “experience our world without negativity.”

A recent Harvard University study revealed that women with an optimistic outlook were less probable to pass away due to cancer, infection and heart disease. Dr. Breuning provides a few steps from her studies to start living a more positive life through thoughts.

Take time for positivity three times daily.

The neural pathways of our brains are molded and shaped during our childhoods and adolescence. It is due to this that when we finish puberty, there are certain ways of thinking that we are definitely biased towards such as looking for the “bad” in a majority of situations.